Xin Ye

Senior Consultant / Ph.D. / Tampa

Background

Dr. Ye received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at Wake Forest University, after earning his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at University of Virginia. His primary areas of expertise include injury biomechanics, accident reconstruction, and sports injury evaluation. 

Dr. Ye’s previous experience in academia includes computational modeling and crash reconstruction using finite element human body models, and analysis of lumbar spine and lower extremity injuries sustained in motor vehicle crashes. He has also been involved in the development of a finite element football helmet model sponsored by the National Football League (NFL) for head concussion research. Additionally, his master’s research focused on the investigation of knee airbag effectiveness on lower extremity injuries using a combination of sled testing, computational modeling and field data analysis. He has extensive experience in data query using NASS-CDS and CIREN, which are two of the most-commonly used databases for motor vehicle crash analysis. He has published peer-reviewed journal papers and presented at numerous national/international conferences. 

Dr. Ye provides consulting services to insurance carriers, law firms, and corporate clients.  He evaluates and analyzes biomechanical systems, including voluntary and involuntary human motions. He provides human-injury impact analysis in vehicular accidents and cases involving slip/trip and falls or falling objects. He performs occupant motion studies to determine injury potential/causation, seatbelt use, the effects of airbag interaction, and determination of occupant positions. He also conducts vehicle accident analysis, including forensic site mapping, vehicle inspection, computer-aided vehicle accident reconstruction, and downloads of commercial vehicle engine control modules and passenger crash data recorders. 

Representative Engagements

• Vehicle Accident Reconstruction
• Biomechanical Evaluation
• Evaluation of Injury Consistency, Potential and Causation

Education

Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Wake Forest University 
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Virginia
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Jiangsu University